At Reed Smith, we believe that the practice of law has the power to drive progress. We are focused on outcomes, are highly collaborative, and have deep industry insight that, when coupled with our local market knowledge, allows us to anticipate and address your needs.
Through our commodities division, we bring results to our clients in the commodities trading and transportation business. The market is unpredictable and volatile, with prices not only affected by demand, but also by global economic and geopolitical factors, and even seasonal changes. But with our finger on the market pulse, we at Reed Smith use our legal nous to maximise opportunities as they arise, while mitigating any risks – be they regulatory, dispute or competitor-related.
Over the years, we have helped our clients prosper by providing incisive legal counsel in the set-up, restructuring, reorganisation, and divestiture of assets and business lines – irrespective of the prevailing price and regulatory environment. We understand physical commodities as well as the derivatives business. Furthermore, where disputes arise, you can count on our considerable arbitration, litigation and early dispute resolution experience.
Commodity finance is in a state of flux and 2020 will forever be remembered as a line in the sand for the industry. The decision by some of the most prominent European banks to step away from financing the trade of commodities has rocked the industry. This session gathers bankers and funds to stake their claim as the financiers of the future.
Low liquidity, low pricing and heightened scrutiny. This is the new normal which trading houses across the globe are having to adapt to. Find out how this panel of leading traders in the APAC region are approaching this set of circumstances and what advice they can offer. Where are they turning to for liquidity and what are their strategies for long term survival?